Vescell #5 is another creative tale spun by Enrique Carrion and John Upchurch. Although my review may be a little shorter than usual, it still contains spoilers.

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The cover to my copy of Vescell #5

There’s a lot that goes on in this issue, and if I tried to get it all across as it happened my summary wouldn’t make much sense. So I think it’s best if I truly summarize…leaves more for you to enjoy in the actual issue, anyway.

Someone is killing young blondes, and Lt. Vega suspects there is a paranormal aspect to it. When the Icarus City Police Department forces her off the case she turns to Agent Moo for assistance. When he is understandably reluctant to help her Lt. Vega offers to search her organization for any information that would help keep Avery – Moo’s Banerealm banished girlfriend – permanently manifested in our world. Moo agrees to this and begins his investigation.

Ultimately, it is discovered that during World War II Adolf Hitler had his soul attached to the essence and body of a young girl, and since then she’s been illegally hopping bodies – with Adolf in tow – trying to escape the Nazis that want to resurrect him and bring about the Fourth Reich.

Understanding that Moo is the ultimate finder, “Hazel” (one of her many names) comes to him on her own. While they start to have sex – to piss off Hitler – the Nazis show up and capture Hazel. During their attempt to escape with her in a zeppelin Hazel bails on the Nazis in a jet fighter. Unfortunately, Hitler has used the violence to strengthen his hold on her and Hazel begs Moo to kill her before the female fuehrer kills the pursuing Lt. Vega. Moo does his duty and ends both Hitler’s and Hazel’s life.

Back at his apartment, Moo is upset that he had to take the life of an innocent woman, but Avery reminds him that he did kill Hitler, which is the better take-away from the situation. On the couch they watch Machi’s cocoon; the fairy has encased herself within it in order to take a spirit journey and receive new wings…or die. One or the other.

THE FINAL VERDICT: Readers only looking for mythical ladies, transformations, or nudity will find none in this issue, but the story – and as-expected flowery dialogue – are worth the price of admission.

This issue is a good reminder that women are also sexy with their clothes on – Avery is smoking hot during her and Moo’s date at the beginning of the issue, and those with a taste for feet will enjoy the close up of her Machi-inspired shoe.

What could have been just another “Oh, it’s Hitler” story on an already tall pile turns out to be a great tale, helped by the colorful cast of Vescell. After their fight in the last issue it was a good time watching Vega and Moo work together. And the idea that a woman with Hitler’s consciousness trapped within her takes her revenge on him by fucking Jews and black men is brilliant.

But, honestly, I think my strongest reason for recommending this issue is to read the dialogue between Vega and Avery. Yes, the interaction between Vega and Moo in the last issue was certainly vicious, but it doesn’t compare to how these two women talk to each other. It’s hilarious, too true, and a real recommendation from me.